Guitar Hero is Finally Taking a Hike

By Kenneth Richardson

April 15, 2011

Guitar Hero games got old pretty quick, but that didn’t stop Activision from releasing more of them than they should have had the right to in absolutely no time at all. One thing led to another and then, boom! This Hero game and that Hero game are everywhere, and it isn’t like they’re getting worlds better with each iteration, it was just milking. Don’t forget the overpriced peripherals and bundles needed to even play.

Activision must have caught a whiff of how bad it all smelled because the publisher revealed earlier this year that they would lay off of the music games. Just as quickly though, they assured whatever fans were left that they’d continue supporting the games with DLC for some time. Fast-forward to now and all the DLC has been sold. They’ve squeezed every red cent they wished out of gamers and now that’s the last we’ll hear from the series for some time, as explained by Community Manager Dan Amrich:

“With the release of April’s downloadable Track Packs, Guitar Hero as a franchise goes on vacation until further notice.”

They’re also giving some stuff away so, hit the source for that. Don’t lament on what is really a joyous occasion. Think of the Guitar Hero series as a severely wounded puppy that is clearly in excruciating pain. Sure everyone wants it to live, but it is unhappy and tortured so it gets put out of its misery. Activision will just continue milking the cream out of some other franchise that hasn’t been interesting or innovative in years, right Activision?

[PlayStation Blog]

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Kenneth Richardson

Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.

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